Found January 16, 2012 on View From The Bleachers:
PLAYERS: Ernie Banks
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Ernie Banks will always be Mr. Cub, but there are now multiple generations of Cubs fans that never saw him play. Who is the face of the franchise for Gen X and the millennials who were born in the decades after Banks last played at the Friendly Confines? To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Cubs 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

If Theo Epstein hopes to become the ultimate curse buster, he and General Manager Jed Hoyer will need to build the Cubs from the ground up with a strong farm system. The team has infused the minor league system with talent through trade and the draft in the last 12 months. There is talent here, but most of it has warts of one form or another. Cubs top 5 fantasy prospects ...

Cubs manager Sveum says team not after Fielder

The Chicago Cubs are not among the MLB teams try to woo free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.New Cubs manager Dale Sveum told reporters that the team isn’t try to fill its need for a power bat in the middle of the lineup by acquiring Fielder, who hit .299 with 38 home runs and 120 RBIs last season."There haven't been any discussions with us for Prince, that's just...

Wanted: Somebody to Write Tweets and Facebook Postings for the Chicago Cubs

This is the view from the Wrigley Field press box. It is, and I'm speaking from experience here as this picture comes from my personal archives, one of the best views in all of professional sports. It can also be your office if you're lucky. The Cubs are hiring a Social Media and Public Relations Assistant to help craft a favorable image of the team with the general public...

Cubs Arbitration Eligible Player List

Not much news today. We look at the names of the players that are arbitration eligible this off-season as well as point out some nice posts from over the weekend. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Cubs’ Wrigley Field getting ‘rooftop’ patio, LED board

With a sputtering economy and local governments in financial crisis, the Chicago Cubs can't afford to renovate Wrigley Field like they want to — or like they really need to. It's simply not a good time for the Ricketts ownership to be asking the city of Chicago, or heaven forbid the state of Illinois, for assistance with bonds and whatnot. So the Cubs are doing a little...

Cubs May Need City's OK for New Sign

The Cubs plan to put up a new 75-foot electronic sign in Wrigley's right field. The organization unveiled the sign’s design at the Cubs Convention over the weekend, but they may need to ask the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for permission to install it.   The City Council landmarked several “historic elements” of Wrigley in a 2004 agreement. The landmarks include the...

Cespedes: Cubs Are Leading Suitors

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes says the Cubs are his most serious suitor, according to Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press (link via The free agent outfielder isn’t yet a free agent, but he’s playing Winter Ball in the Dominican Republic and MLB teams continue eyeing him.  "Of all the teams who have come, the Chicago Cubs have been most interested...

Morning News: Paying Off Your Hit-and-Run Victims and Other News

Jeremiah has your Morning News--a Cubs Convention update, highlights from the NFL playoffs, and the ongoing search for shipwreck survivors in Italy. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Cubs to seek city approval for Wrigley Field changes

The Cubs will ask the Commission on Chicago Landmarks next month for the go-ahead to put up a 75-foot electronic sign in right field at historic Wrigley Field — whether or not that approval is needed, a team official said Monday.
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